I, Claudius

I, Claudius

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A work of historical fiction which recreates the life and times of Emperor Claudius, who lived from 10 BC to AD 41, a time when poisoning, blasphemy, treachery, incest and unnatural vice were commonplace. From the author of CLAUDIUS THE GOD AND HIS WIFE MESSALINA.show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New impression
  • geneal. table
  • 0140003185
  • 9780140003185

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Extraordinary events are described in restrained, matter-of-fact prose, telling an archetypal tale: against a mad backdrop Claudius, despised and neglected for his handicaps, acquires great rank at the scheming Livia's behest; then as he struggles to rule efficiently we watch his downfall - mainly, I fear, at the hands of unscrupulous women. And yet Claudius was destined to outlive all his family, become Emperor of Rome and conqueror of Britain. (Kirkus UK)show more

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